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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Being Baptized In Israel

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Singer Demi Lovato reflected on her recent trip to Israel in a new Instagram post.

Lovato, 27, opened up about her spirituality and being baptized in the Jordan river, according to a report published Wednesday by Page Six. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer revealed she has Jewish ancestry and was recently given the opportunity to travel to Israel.

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I am an American singer. I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors. When I was offered an amazing opportunity to visit the places I’d read about in the Bible growing up, I said yes. There is something absolutely magical about Israel.  I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now.  Spirituality is so important to me…to be baptized in the Jordan river – the same place Jesus was baptized – I’ve never felt more renewed in my life. This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul.  I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel ????

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“There is something absolutely magical about Israel,” she captioned the series of photos. “I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now. Spirituality is so important to me.” (RELATED: Here’s What Has Changed In Demi Lovato’s Life One Year After She Nearly Died From An Apparent Drug Overdose)

“[T]o be baptized in the Jordan river – the same place Jesus was baptized – I’ve never felt more renewed in my life,” she continued.

The trip comes after Lovato struggled with substance abuse. The singer faced a near-death overdose back in the summer of 2018. Since then, she has been in and out of rehab.

“This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul,” Lovato wrote. “I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart.”